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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hardiness  \Har"di*ness\,  n. 
  1.  Capability  of  endurance. 
 
  2.  Hardihood;  boldness;  firmness;  assurance.  --Spenser. 
 
  Plenty  and  peace  breeds  cowards;  Hardness  ever  Of 
  hardiness  is  mother.  --Shak. 
 
  They  who  were  not  yet  grown  to  the  hardiness  of 
  avowing  the  contempt  of  the  king.  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  Hardship;  fatigue.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hardiness 
  n  :  the  property  of  strong  in  constitution  [syn:  {robustness},  {lustiness}] 




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